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How American Influence Spread Across Britain in the Post-War Period

The chaotic tumult of the Second World War left the imperial powers of Europe shocked and stunted. Britain, despite emerging as a victor of the conflict, had suffered substantial structural and economic damage, and was facing huge housing problems with over 2 million houses having been destroyed in German bomb attack during the war. By […]

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World Politics & Affairs

What is this so-called Wind of Change in South Africa?

The power of incumbency is such a hot topic for political debate in Africa. A sitting African president appearing on national TV, not for any other purpose, but to read out a resignation speech, is typically not an African thing. But when this happens, like we recently witnessed in South Africa, how should we tell […]

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World Politics & Affairs

Why is the World Silent on the Political Arrest of Diane Rwigara?

On 3rd May 2017, Diane Shima Rwigara announced her intention to vie for presidency in the 2017 general elections of the Republic of Rwanda which would pit her against popular but highly controversial incumbent President Paul Kagame among other candidates. Three days later, nude photos of her were posted on social media in an attempt […]

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World Politics & Affairs

Reflecting on Zimbabwe after the Coup

When President Mugabe’s resignation letter was read by the speaker of Zimbabwe’s parliament, the news ignited mixed reactions. Whereas a section of Zimbabweans hoped this would be an end to an era of massive corruption, poverty, economic instability and dictatorship, others saw this as a mere change of guard. Few weeks after being sworn in […]

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Opinion United States

(Opinion) Rick Perry: A Reminder That Trump Never Drained The Swamp

November 9, 2017: On Thursday, November 2nd, Rick Perry — the Energy Secretary of the United States — controversially claimed that somehow, electricity created by fossil fuels is needed to prevent sexual assaults in Africa. The full quote, as published by the Hill, can be found below: “But also from the standpoint of sexual assault. When the lights are […]

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United States

Why Haven’t We Heard More from Reince Priebus?

Since Richard Nixon’s Presidency, no Commander in Chief has succeeded without an effective Chief of Staff. The failures and shortcomings that highlighted both the Ford and Carter Administrations seemed to leave one thing clear; a modern president can not efficiently govern his or her nation, without delegating some important but mundane tasks to a loyal […]

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United States

The Risks Involved with the Imperial US Presidency

The Imperial Presidency is a term that we hear a lot about on the airwaves and in newspapers and magazines, however what does this phrase really mean? What are the flaws of the Imperial Presidency, and is it wise to give so much power to a single executive? We will seek to address the former […]

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World Politics & Affairs

The Brazilian Political Crisis Explained

The largest country of South America, Brazil, has become a victim of continuous corruption and political scandals. The largest economy in Latin America is facing an unsure future, with a large number of leaders being engulfed in corruption allegations, and the last President being impeached.The last decade has truly proved to be quite troublesome for […]